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Photo of Renee with her guide dog Roxy

Meet Roxy, A Pilot Dog

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In December, we introduced VSP Global employee Renee Emmerson and her inspiring journey. Today, we’d like to introduce Roxy, Renee’s guide dog! Roxy, a 2-year old Black Labrador, was raised and trained by Pilot Dogs, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. When she was ready to graduate, Pilot Dogs taught Renee and Roxy how to work together. Here’s what Read More »

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Redefining Vision: Renee’s Story

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Meet Renee Emmerson. Renee began working for VSP Vision Care in 2010 as a customer care representative at our national call center in Columbus, Ohio. Four years later, she was diagnosed with Basal Laminar Drusen, a condition that mimics macular degeneration and causes irreversible vision loss. Today, at just 40 years old, Renee is blind. But Read More »

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My Experience Helping People See in South Africa

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As a third-generation Optometrist, giving back to those in need is an important component of what I do. Recently, I traveled to a township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa called Soweto. As you may know, this is Nelson Mandela’s homestead and the center stage of the Apartheid events which segregated the country for years. I Read More »

Left to right: Mark and Dr. Ralph Baker, O.D. of General Optometry and Contact Lenses in Roseville, CA

Part II: Keratoconus Fitting Frustrations

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Q: What do you say when your eye doctor diagnosis you with keratoconus? A: “See you in a week.” When I first met my eye doctor five years ago and was diagnosed with keratoconus, I thought I could get fitted for contacts with a quick exam and short return trip. Then, my eyesight would be Read More »